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  1. FelixINX

    VIA Rail Canada

    The overall cost is lower with a double level car, even if you take in account the maintenance. But, if your trains are not full, it doesn't make the cost. The real question is more if the CN would accept to have double level car on long distances. With dedicated tracks and more passengers, I think it could be a good option for VIA. As for the question of accessibility I don't see how it would be more difficult to board through a multilevel rather than a single level. You can have step free access with a ramp like the Multilevel of GO Transit. For single level train, you either put a ramp at the station or a lift in the train. You just add a mid level door and you're good. exo run Bombardier Multilevels on exo3, exo5 and exo6 with no problem. For accessibility, you will need to have a lift inside the train to take people from level 1 to level 1.5
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    Montreal realtime transit viewer

    I agree that a sortable column route column would be a great addition. I don't know if it's as easy as it is in a GIS to create an integer column based on text values, but it is sure frustrating to see that king of sorting. It's a known problem that is only present when school and industrial buses are present. For example, right now, the sorting is "normal". Technically, this is not a bug because when you have number and letters together, this king of sorting is normal. That being said, I am testing multiples solutions but I didn't find (yet) the best solution that don't compromise the data and the speed of the app.
  3. FelixINX

    VIA Rail Canada

    The ALP-45DP is the only Bombardier locomotive, that I know, that can use both overhead wire and diesel power (in north america). I don't see Bombardier making plans for another locomotive, but I could be wrong, I am not an expert at all 😉 I know that in the past they use to build Multilevel coaches for the AMT (now exo) but I don't see anything else apart from Azur. La Pocatiùre have to refurbish 17 cars for VIA Rail but I would be surprise if they make an assembly line for this. Your point is very good. Siemens or Talgo are not present in Canada. In Quebec, Bombardier have a bad reputation for delays for Azur cars but also for missing a contract with the AMT for Multilevel coaches because they wanted more time (CRCC did win the contact and finally got more time...). TVA Nouvelles wrote this morning that Bombardier and Talgo would have one last chance to issue a better price than Siemens. This is to be taken lightly, TVA is often a bad source especially in transport, but still.
  4. FelixINX

    VIA Rail Canada

    It's really difficult to say as of now as the bid process is not over (even if the final choice has been leaked). The bid that Bombardier did for VIA is probably good. The ALP-45DP are a good fit for VIA dual mode requirement and are reliable (well I think). The only two problems I could see is price and delay. Would BBD be able to build 32 trains in La PocatiĂšre by 2022*? It's a good question and I think no: the 17 additional Azur are due in 2021, that leave not a lot of time to change the assembly line and start building trains. *I am not sure what the actual timeline is. The VIA website is unclear: the first train in 2022 or all trains by 2022?
  5. FelixINX

    Montreal realtime transit viewer

    Sorry for the delay! The bug should now be fixed with version 1.1.1. @Frozen Yogurt and @webfil please confirm that the problem is now fixed. It was not a Leaflet issue, just a conflict between Leaflet and the tabs I use (Bootstrap). To fix this, the loading screen is now on top of the map.
  6. FelixINX

    VIA Rail Canada

    According to LaPresse, VIA have chosen Siemens for the corridor fleet renewal. The Quebec government is putting pressure on Ottawa to add a minimum of local content on the trains. Siemens plan to build the new fleet in Sacramento, California, but Bombardier would do it in La PocatiÚre, Québec. Contrat de 1 milliard avec VIA Rail: Siemens a doublé Bombardier (in French)
  7. FelixINX

    Today's Sightings

    Just a suggestion: you shoukd post this on the STM thread as this is not a sightings.
  8. FelixINX

    Today's Sightings

    38-025 have been on the 24 for at least two round trips. --- 28-103 iBUS GPS has a big offset causing the bus to be on "DĂ©tour en cours". The bus was on the 205.
  9. FelixINX

    Today's Sightings

    31-803 was turning on Des Sources from Gouin at 10:25. It was a Chauffeur Élùve. What an artic is doing there?
  10. FelixINX

    Montreal realtime transit viewer

    You are right it seems to be a problem. I'll try to push a fix tomorrow morning.
  11. FelixINX

    Today's Sightings

    My theory: the data from GTFS realtime is coming only from the iBUS console. The console can control the Axion controller but the reverse is not possible. So the driver indeed logged in to the console and took the 110E. But I'm quite surprised that an LFSe did the 36-09 run. What is the capacity of the battery? I doubt there is a lot of range left after a trip on the 36. Especially on a cold winter day!
  12. FelixINX

    Montreal realtime transit viewer

    Update v1.1.0 Better list with improved search Show on map button Some improvement under the hood In the next version the Ecole and Industrie will be moved to another column. The app will also be available under a “Progressive Web App” which will add cache (better loading time) and add to the home screen (for Android and desktop only). Auto refreshes is also coming. Also, the data will be pulled every 1 minute between 7 am-9 am and 5 pm-8 pm. — Since November 14th, the app now logs the number of bus and train each 5 minutes. Here is some highlights: The more trains tracked simultaneously: 20 trains (the summit has been reached several times) The more busses tracked simultaneously: 1094 buses, 20/11/2018 8:05 am The fewer buses tracked simultaneously: 67 buses 15/11/2018 4:40 am During a certain period each day, no bus is tracked. This period is between 3 am and 4:30 am. Exceptionally, it was between 0:10 am and 1:10 am November 21st. I am wondering if it’s a “break” for the iBUS system. The average bus tracked simultaneously is 513. Feel free to play with the data, the file is below! count.csv
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    VIA Rail Canada

    The final schedule for the Canadian (summer 2019) is now out. Except the Canadian, does anyone see other changes? https://m.viarail.ca/sites/all/files/media/pdfs/schedules/VIARail_Timetable.pdf
  14. FelixINX

    Today's Sightings

    38-066 on the 470 leaving Fairview for CV at 9:35. Nothing in the run box and the bus was not in iBUS.
  15. FelixINX

    STM 38-XXX Delivery Watch / Sightings

    It's just a bug it's not really a link.
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